Chicago International Music Competition and Festival
Solo Division

Solo Division

Solo Instrumental Division

String Solo –Violin / Viola / Cello

Piano Solo

Woodwind Solo –Flute / Oboe / Clarinet / Saxophone

Brass Solo –Trumpet/Trombone/Tuba

Percussion Solo

Age Classifications for Solo Instrumental Division

Age Group Category Year of birth
4-6 years old Young musician I Born after August 30th, 2014
7-9 years old Young musician II Born after August 30th, 2011
10-12years old Young Musician III Born after August 30th, 2008
13-14years old Young Artist I Born after August 30th, 2006
15-17years old Young Artist II Born after August 30th, 2003
18 and above Concert Artist group Born before July 15th, 2003

Rising Star Category Repertoire Requirements

Participants must perform two self-chosen works: any work of any composer from the Baroque period, the Classical period, the Romantic period, and the Modern period.

Performance Duration of each age group

–Young Musician I ( 4 Minutes)

–Young Musician II ( 6 Minutes)

–Young Musician III ( 8 Minutes)

–Young Artist I ( 10 Minutes)

–Young Artist II ( 12 Minutes)

–Concert Artist ( 14 Minutes)

Professional Category Repertoire Requirements

Participants must perform four self-chosen works: any work of any composer from the Baroque period, the Classical period, the Romantic period, and the Modern period.

Performance Duration of each age group

–Young Musician I ( 8 Minutes)

–Young Musician II ( 10 Minutes)

–Young Musician III ( 14 Minutes)

–Young Artist I ( 18 Minutes)

–Young Artist II ( 25 Minutes)

–Concert Artist ( 35 Minutes)

Artist Category Repertoire Requirements

Participants must perform a solo recital. Recital repertoire is completely free however stylistic variety is recommended.

Between 60-70 minutes in duration.

Age Classification: Participants in the Artist Category must be at least 22 years old.

Solo Vocal Division

Vocal Solo Participant may choose two,four or more songs from the following repertoire categories

Opera/Aria

Classical repertoire (Baroque, Classical, Romantic or Contemporary periods)

Folk/Traditional

Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz

Rising Star Category Repertoire Requirements

Participant must perform  two self-chosen works: any work of any composer and any genre

Performance Duration of each age group

— Young Musician I ( 3 Minutes)

— Young Musician II ( 4 Minutes)

— Young Musician III ( 5 Minutes)

— Young Artist I ( 6 Minutes)

— Young Artist II (7 Minutes)

— Concert Artist ( 8 Minutes)

Professional Category Repertoire Requirements

Participant must perform four self-chosen works: any work of any composer and any genre

Performance Duration of each age group

— Young Musician I ( 5 Minutes)

— Young Musician II ( 6 Minutes)

— Young Musician III ( 7 Minutes)

— Young Artist I ( 9 Minutes)

— Young Artist II (12 Minutes)

— Concert Artist ( 15 Minutes)

Artist Category Repertoire Requirements

Participants must perform a solo recital. Recital repertoire is completely free however stylistic variety is recommended.

Between 50-60 minutes in duration.

Age Classification: Participants in the Artist Category must be at least 22 years old.